@AllenWest Calls Out @AlanGrayson Tonight Speaking with @MegynKelly” WATCH

by RightSightings Published on Oct 22, 2013

Where is the black caucus, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, in all this? asks an infuriated Allen West as he calls out Rep. Alan Grayson for his racist comparisons of the Tea Party to the KKK.

Megyn Allen West

(H/T Barracuda Brigade)

Allen West’s Weekly Wrap up | @Next_GenTV | July 17, 2013

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Real vs. Politically Manufactured Priorities – What is the legacy for the next generation in the black community?
This week we have seen our nation become enthralled with last weekend’s news of George Zimmerman being found “not guilty” in the Trayvon Martin trial. There has been monumental media coverage of this case, trial, and now in the aftermath of the jury verdict.

This was a tragic event; a young man lost his life.

I ask if all this media attention is part of race-based politics resulting from misguided priorities?

Race Baiters Weighting the Court of Public Opinion
Perhaps, if there had been less external influencers advocating for their warped vision — or version — of social justice, the legal system could have proceeded and done what was expected. But when the race baiters become engaged and place their demands upon the system, the system cannot operate objectively.

Was a young unarmed man shot and killed?

Yes.

Was there undo pressure to create charges that created stipulations and conditions that would be difficult for the prosecution to present?

Yes.

It is clearly evident that with all the media, advocacy groups, and government involvement, this case was being tried not in a courthouse but in the arena of public opinion even before it reached trial. Then when the case finally went to trial it became transparently clear, at least to some, that “legally” this was going to be a heavy lift.

The outside voices pushed this to be a second-degree murder charge, a charge that puts a much higher burden upon the prosecution. Or perhaps, in certain circles in America, we have come to a place where we do not believe in “innocent until proven guilty.” The responsibility of the prosecution was to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; they were unable to do so.

The Federal Government as Pawn of Special Interests
Now, in the aftermath, we see the external actors not learning their lesson but pressing their case. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prodded the United States Department of Justice to take a look into the case. “This isn’t over,” Sen. Reid told NBC’s Meet the Press.

The NAACP immediately asked the U.S. Department of Justice to file civil rights charges against George Zimmerman. Funny, they were really silent when former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams wrote that the prosecution was triggered by threats from the head of the New Black Panther Party.

The Congressional Black Caucus released a statement saying Trayvon Martin’s civil rights were violated. Where is the evidence?

Does it concern anyone other than myself to hear politicians and advocacy groups seeking to use the federal government to guarantee their desired outcomes, their version of justice?

If we are a constitutional republic that regards the system of federalism and states’ rights as preeminent, then should we be using the federal government as a battering ram? Yes, there are times when the federal government should intercede and those instances are outlined clearly in the U.S. Constitution.

Just as we see cherry-picking of laws to enforce by the federal government, the last thing we need is for the federal government to cherry-pick which cases deserve its attention.

General Holder & Booker T. Washington
This week Attorney General Holder made several references during speeches to the predominantly black Delta Sigma Theta sorority and NAACP conventions expressing sympathy for the Trayvon Martin’s parents. I find it interesting that Holder was not so concerned for the parents of deceased Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as a result of Operation Fast and Furious.

The Justice Department has set up a website for “tips” on the issue of a civil rights probe after the FBI conducted an extensive investigation and found no animus of racial hatred, and even the prosecution in the trial stated it was not about race.

We should not have certain media commentators with a very questionable past becoming the leading voices that only use inflammatory language for their own personal relevance.

In 1911 Booker T. Washington stated, “There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”

The class to which this great leader refers is maintaining the media spectacle at the expense of the major concerns of the black community.

What Are the Real Crises in the Black Community?
While tragic, Trayvon Martin’s death should not be the reason that the black community is marching in the streets. Black unemployment, gang crime, health problems, and abortion rates are plagues upon black people across the country.

Let’s first look at the shooting murder of 16-year-old Darryl Green who last Thursday was found lying facedown in an abandoned house in Chicago’s south side Englewood neighborhood. It seems this young man refused to join a gang … And what do you hear?

Chirping.

In April, De’Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, both pleaded “not guilty” to theMarch 21st shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery of his Mother in Brunswick Georgia. And what do you hear?

Chirping.

The unemployment rate for blacks is at an all-time high and the black teenage unemployment rate is epic. Yet when a group like the Black American Leadership Alliance stands up against the current Senate immigration legislation (S.744) articulating its adverse affects on the black community in letters to the Senate and Congressional Black Caucus and by holding a rally in DC this past week, what do you hear?

Chirping.

Since 1973 Black American deaths have emanated from*:

AIDS: 203,695
Violent Crimes: 306,313
Accidents: 370,723
Cancer: 1,638,350
Heart Disease: 2,266,789
Abortion: 13,000,000

*All figures are based upon cumulative statistics by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Please watch our Next Generation.TV video on this. 

The incidence of abortion in the black community has resulted in a tremendous loss of life, but you will only get chirping from the Congressional Black Caucus or the NAACP unless you go to websites like BlackGenocide.org or the National Black Catholic Congress.

We are talking about a black community that could be close to 36 percent larger. I do believe in research for ovarian, cervix, uterus cancers and treatment for fibroid tumors that promote better reproductive health for women.

So what are the real priorities in the black community? Politically manufactured crises, as pushed by the race-baiting, faux leaders in the black community, propped up by progressive socialists and the complicit media?

Just take a walk through any inner city neighborhood and ask yourself what is the legacy for the next generation in the black community.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Allen B. West

Rep Allen West Hosts The Second Conservative Black Forum – Streaming Live June 18th

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) cordially invites you to the second: 

Conservative Black Forum

“Economic Empowerment in the Black Community”

Washington, D.C.

June 18, 2012 

United States Capitol

Room HVC 200 

     1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

STREAMING LIVE: CONSERVATIVE BLACK FORUM
Monday, June 18th – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
onlinemediaevent.com/conservativeblackforum

THE CONVERSATION:

  • The Conservative Black Forum will discuss policy and legislation needed to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of Black American small business owners to stimulate and strengthen the economy.
  • Black businesses, established in the heart of Black communities, often hire Black employees that in turn strengthen the Black community as a whole.
  • Leaders in the Black community on both the state and federal level will have an open discussion on what barriers are preventing the Black community from achieving economic growth, leading to economic stability and most importantly, economic “freedom.”

THE FACTS:

  • Black unemployment remains at almost 14 percent – double the white community.  This is a trend that has continued for the past 50 years, during both strong and weak economies.
  • The Federal Government has invested billions of dollars to solve this crisis, yet the statistics remain staggering.
  • 4.8 percent of black students dropped out of high school in 2009, double the number of white students.

THE DISTINGUISHED PANEL:

Moderator:  Charles Payne – Fox Business Network contributor and co-host of “Varney & Co.”

•    Allen West- Congressman, Member of House Small Business Committee, Congressional Black Caucus

•    Robert L. Johnson – Founder of Black Entertainment Television

•    City Manager Ruth C. Jones – Rivera Beach

•    Florida State Rep. Mack Bernard – (District 84) Committee Memberships: Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee

•    Dr. Art Laffer – American economist

•    County Commissioner Ashley Bell – Hall County, Georgia

•    Toya Powell – Director, Government Engagement, U.S. Black Chamber, Inc.

•    Harry C. Alford – President/CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce

•    Kay DeBow – Executive Vice President, National Black Chamber of Commerce

•    Darrell “DJ” Jordan – House of Representatives Small Business Committee

•   A representative from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (TBA)

•    Pamela Hart – President of  Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials (FAMBEO)

*This event is open to the public and media. Members of the public RSVP to Christine.Shaw@mail.house.gov or call 202-226-2149.  Members of the media please RSVP to Angela.Melvin@mail.house.gov or 202–226-2149

Rep Allen West – Uploaded New Video – Conservative Black Forum 1/23/12

Rep. Allen West takes third place at DC’s funniest – by Kerry Picket

Rep. West takes third place at DC’s funniest; jokes about shots taken at him from CBC members (Washington Times)

By Kerry Picket  for the Washington Times

Congressman Allen West, Florida Republican, was the only lawmaker to walk away with a prize at the annual D.C.’s  Funniest Celebrity contest on Wednesday night. The conservative Republican won third runner up by telling jokes about life in Washington as a black conservative on Capitol Hill.

Rep. West’s set included jokes about how he was welcomed, so to speak, as the only Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus. He started off on a story about Congressman John Lewis, Georgia Democrat:

“The first thing I got sworn into was the Congressional Black Caucus. Now you talk about being fun–being the only black Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, but I did kind of get a warm welcome. John Lewis…John Lewis from Atlanta, Georgia–same neighborhood that I grew up in down there…great time. And so I’m walking up behind John Lewis and he really let me feel like this is a family man, because I kept hearing him talk about some guy named Uncle Tom.”

Congressman West did not stop there. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, was also on his hit list of jokes about CBC members.

“There was Maxine Waters and I thought, “Man, Maxine Waters must really have a sweet tooth because she kept talking about Oreos. and Double Stuffs at that.”

“So I figured this was gonna be nice. I’ve got a family oriented guy here with John Lewis. I got someone who likes Oreo Cookies with Maxine Waters, but I’ll tell you what, it’s been a good experience being there with the Congressional Black Caucus.”

Ultimately, Jamie Weinstein of the Daily Caller took first prize at the WMAL sponsored event at DC’s Improv, while former GOP candidate for Maryland Governor Brian Murphy won second runner up.

The entire story can be accesed by clicking here.

Exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV – Allen West on OWS, Holder, Obama and more

by Jim Meyers and Ashley Martella – Newsmax.com

West, who was elected in 2010, is a member of the House Tea Party Caucus and the only Republican member of the Congressional Black Caucus. He served more than 20 years in the U.S. Army and achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel before retiring in 2004.

In the exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, West expressed sharp criticism of the Occupy Wall Street protests in Manhattan and elsewhere.

“I think the hypocrisy of this movement is somewhat laughable,” he declares. “I would agree with them that we don’t need to have crony capitalism in the United States of America, where we have government picking winners or losers in the free market or trying to be a venture capitalist. But when I see signs that these people are holding up signs saying ‘end capitalism,’ then my question is: What do you replace it with?

“I think there is a danger in the people on Capitol Hill starting to embrace this movement, especially now that we know that the American Nazi Party and the American Communist Party are also starting to align themselves with this Occupy movement.

“When you really start to peel the onion back and look at some of the things these protesters want to see in America, it is contradictory to the foundational principles and values that we have in the United States.

“If they want to see more bureaucracy and a larger government, then more of them are going to be unemployed because bigger government means higher taxation. Maybe that’s what they want. But they’re going to see less and less of their individual rights and freedoms.”

Rep. West dismissed assertions that the Occupy Wall Street movement is the tea party of the left.

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO HERE AND FINISH THE REST OF THE ARTICLE : Newsmax.com

Get the Legislative “low down” and “DC Highlights”

Legislative Lowdown

Continuing Resolution — On Thursday, the House approved H.R. 2608, a Continuing Resolution (CR) to provide short-term appropriated funding for discretionary government operations through November 18, 2011, by a vote of 219-203. Under the current CR (H.R. 1473), appropriations are set to expire after September 30, 2011, the end of the fiscal year. H.R. 2608 continues government operations and services and allows time for Congress to complete the Fiscal Year 2012 Appropriations bills. H.R. 2608 would provide $1.043 trillion in appropriated funding for government operations. This is the same funding level required under budget caps contained in the Budget Control Act and represents a 1.5 percent cut from Fiscal Year 2011. Compared to Fiscal Year 2010 spending levels ($1.089 trillion), this CR represents a cut of $46 billion. The bill also includes a total of $3.65 billion in disaster relief funding, offset by reductions to the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program. H.R. 2608 will be considered subject to an amendment that would rescind $100 million from the Department of Energy Loan Guarantee program that provide $535 million in loan guarantees to the now-bankrupt solar energy company, Solyndra.

TRAIN Act — On Friday, the House approved H.R. 2401, the Transparency in Regulatory Analysis of Impacts on the Nation (TRAIN) Act, by a vote of 249-169. The bill would establish a committee to evaluate the economic impacts of EPA regulations and delays the final date for both the Utility MACT and CSAPR rules until the full impact has been studied. The Utility MACT final rule is expected on November 16, 2011 and will establish “maximum achievable control technology” standards for emissions of mercury, acid gases and non-mercury metals from power plants. The CSAPR (Cross-State Air Pollution Rule) was announced in July 2011 and will establish statewide caps for sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency rules will affect electricity prices for nearly all American consumers. National Economic Research Associates (NERA) estimates preliminary costs for the two rules to be $17.8 billion annually with 1.44 million jobs lost by 2020.

DC Highlights

– Monday, 19 September; Addressed the Fifth Annual Republicans for Black Empowerment reception event in Washington DC.

– Tuesday, 20 September; Met with AIPAC leaders regarding the Palestinian statehood initiative, addressed the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, participated in first House Armed Services Committee panel on Contracting and the Department of Defense, addressed the American Conservative Union Legacy Council Legislative Conference dinner.

– Wednesday, 21 September; Spoke at the “United Through Reading” reception promoting reading programs for deployed servicemen and women with their children, participated in a Small Business Committee hearing on regulation review, addressed the Florida and California Bankers Associations.

– Thursday, 22 September; Participated in the opening of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Annual Legislative Council, panel member for “African-Americans in the Military: Past, Present, and Future” as part of the CBC event- See photos here, participated in a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan National Security Forces, met with Army Captain Ben Scott Jr, son of a fellow University of Tennessee alum and ROTC graduate, Ben Scott Sr. with whom I served.

– Friday, 23 September; recorded a five-minute video for the Florida Christian Schools Association, participated in a House Armed Services Committee subcommittee hearing on Arlington National Cemetery improvements.

Captain Julian Kilcullen – Service and Sacrifice

      
Age: 25
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale
MOS: Former Infantry, currently working as a recruitment officer
Unit/Stationed: Currently recruiting in Frederick, Maryland
Deployed: Iraq and Afghanistan, once in each theater
Parents: Brian and Danita Kilcullen, Fort Lauderdale
Fun facts/Hobbies: Jujitsu, grappling, visiting historic battle sites with girlfriend, Sylvia


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mindless Marxist Minions by Michael Oberndorf, RPA

The Democrat left’s mindless, moronic, Marxist minions were marching in Manhattan this weekend. They don’t seem to realize that the Wall Street “fat cats” corporate CEOs they have hated and vilified for oh-so-many years, are, along with foreign fat cats, fascist dictators, drug cartels, and oil sheiks, the major source of Big Donations (read, boat-loads of laundered cash) for their Democrat masters, in general, and their Lord and Messiah, Obama-Soetoro, in particular. So, there they were, chanting the same old, worn out leftist slogans, harassing the cops, alienating themselves from the working public, and generally making pathetic fools of themselves. Some things never change.

Speaking of pathetic fools, Barack (Barry) Hussein Obama-Soetoro, he of the crudely forged birth certificates and stolen social security number, hit some new heights in his efforts to become the biggest public liar in history. It has been officially determined by a non-profit, non-partisan lie detecting NGO, that his speeches about “his” jobs bill did not contain a single word that was true. Historic and unprecedented, indeed! But, “the only grown-up in the room” apparently is out to outdo himself, pretending to be a working-class, street-wise American black person, who did not spend his life living like a privileged white boy.

“I listen to some of y’all,” he lied to the Congressional Black Caucus, exhorting genuine black people to “put on their marchin’ shoes,” presumably so they, too, can get “all wee-weed up” and go out and make fools of themselves in public, just like The Messiah and the white folks in New York. Al Sharpton has yet to weigh in…film at 11.

PLEASE FINISH THIS GREAT ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE: Canada Free Press

“Interestingly, genuine Black Person, and businessman-patriot par excellance, Herman Cain, is moving up in the esteem of conservative voters. While I don’t see eye-to-eye with Herman on every issue, I could easily vote for him, something I cannot say for Ministry of Propaganda favorites Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. I could especially do this if, when the time comes, he would choose retired Lt. Colonel Allen West, now a Republican congressman from Florida as his running mate.”

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